03.31.2015
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Skin Renewal Booster
1 fl. oz. for $50
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Last Updated:03.31.2015
Jar Packaging:No
pH:3.60
Tested on animals:No

Skin Renewal Booster is a very expensive, effective, yet ultimately problematic AHA exfoliant. The amount of lactic acid is likely above 5% and that fact coupled with this product’s pH of 3.6 ensures exfoliation will occur.

Beyond the AHA, this contains a tiny amount of salicylic acid (BHA) but likely not enough for your skin to notice a difference. Skin Renewal Booster is problematic because it contains drying, irritating sulfur plus some fragrant plant extracts known to cause irritation. Combined, they can potentially make oily skin worse by stimulating excess oil production at the base of the pores, not to mention that fragrant plant extracts also stand a good chance of worsening redness. There are many AHA exfoliants that work without excess irritation (and cost less, too).

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Claims

A hydroxy acid concentrate of smoothing Lactic Acid, Salicylic Acid and Hibiscus Extract stimulates cell renewal, exfoliates dead skin cells and improves skin texture. Vitamins A and C help reverse signs of photo-aging while smoothing skin. Contains no artificial fragrance or color.

Ingredients

Water/Aqua/Eau, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Lactic Acid, Butylene Glycol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Isodecyl Salicylate, Sodium Hydroxide, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Extract, Centaurea Cyanus Flower Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Flower Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Extract, Hibiscus Rosa-Sinensis Extract, Lecithin, PEG-100 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Sclerotium Gum, Polysorbate 20, Retinol, Salicylic Acid, Polyquaternium-37, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Pentylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium PCA, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Butylparaben, Propylparaben, Isobutylparaben.

Brand Overview

Dermalogica At-A-Glance

According to company history, Dermalogica products came into being because founder Jane Wurwand could not find a spa-oriented skin-care line that met her criteria. She was dismayed that so many skincare lines aimed at the aesthetics market had products that contained alcohol, artificial colors, fragrance, mineral oil, and lanolin, ingredients he believed had a well-documented history of problems. That's true for fragrance and alcohol (and artificial colors to a lesser extent), but mineral oil and lanolin have no documented history of causing skin problems.

The line is positioned as a no-nonsense, no frills take on skincare, with clinically-inspired packaging that does protect its beneficial ingredients from light and air. Speaking of ingredients, Dermalogica does include a lot of beneficial ones in its skincare, though there are a number of formulas in the line that also make the misstep of including potentially-irritating fragrance ingredients.

For more information about Dermalogica now owned by Unilever, call 1-800-345-2761 or visit www.dermalogica.com.

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Dermalogica At-A-Glance

According to company history, Dermalogica products came into being because founder Jane Wurwand could not find a spa-oriented skin-care line that met her criteria. She was dismayed that so many skincare lines aimed at the aesthetics market had products that contained alcohol, artificial colors, fragrance, mineral oil, and lanolin, ingredients he believed had a well-documented history of problems. That's true for fragrance and alcohol (and artificial colors to a lesser extent), but mineral oil and lanolin have no documented history of causing skin problems.

The line is positioned as a no-nonsense, no frills take on skincare, with clinically-inspired packaging that does protect its beneficial ingredients from light and air. Speaking of ingredients, Dermalogica does include a lot of beneficial ones in its skincare, though there are a number of formulas in the line that also make the misstep of including potentially-irritating fragrance ingredients.

For more information about Dermalogica now owned by Unilever, call 1-800-345-2761 or visit www.dermalogica.com.